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Is corn healthy or not? 5 myths about sweet corn busted

By Matthew Thompson, July 3, 2012 - 2:58pm

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Matthew asks: Do you think corn is healthy?

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Yes

Anonymous

04/23/2014 - 5:15pm

It is to me and I eat it regularly

Anonymous

04/12/2014 - 1:10pm

I really dont see any value to it. Therd are plenty of other healthier, nutrient dense veggies for us to choose when produce shopping! Thanks.
Melissa P.

Anonymous

03/17/2014 - 4:48pm

Wouldn't the yellow varieties have more beta carotene?

Anonymous

02/26/2014 - 8:32am

Yes

Anonymous

02/15/2014 - 3:25am

Eighty-five percent of the corn produced in the United States is genetically modified, according to the Center for Food Safety. To produce a genetically modified organism or GMO, scientists take genes from one plant or animal and insert them into the DNA of another. The technology of genetic engineering can produce crops that grow faster and larger and that are more resistant to herbicides and disease. The disadvantages of GMO sweet corn are potential dangers to human health and the environment.

Sweet corn that has been genetically modified is generally resistant to herbicides and possesses its own built-in pesticide, called Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt. When insects ingest GMO corn, the Bt contained in the corn kills the pests. Although this built-in toxin offers a significant advantage to farmers because it eliminates the need to spray crops with pesticides, it also means humans are consuming Bt with every bite of corn.

Anonymous

12/25/2013 - 1:15am

nice share bro, corn is really delicious if you roast it.

andylpjr

10/21/2013 - 12:50am

Yes!!!! I grow corn on my farm. It's really healthy,,

Anonymous

10/01/2013 - 1:46am

Yes I do consumed with a healthy balanced diet! I like corn cooked on the grill served a nice steak.

Anonymous

09/14/2013 - 8:22pm

Yes

Anonymous

09/05/2013 - 7:01am

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